What is the number one tourist destination in 2013? (GALLERY)
This year, the Bangkok capital surpassed London, destination number one in 2012, less than one percent.
One of the reasons for the success of tourism in Bangkok is that Southeast Asia has become very popular among people in the upper stratum of the middle class. Eleven of the twelve cities that have experienced the highest growth in terms of "air connectivity" - as they include number of air connections to other cities and the number of flights each connection - are located east and south of Istanbul, which reflects the rise of Asia and its importance in terms of business destinations.
It is expected that this year will come to Bangkok 15.96 million visitors and is the first time that an Asian city is among Global Destinations Cities Index . Next in the top this year will be 15.96 million tourists London and Paris with 13.92 million.
However, while Bangkok boasts new title on the other side of the world, New York will receive the most money from tourists, even if with less than 4.46 million tourists. More precisely, it is estimated that in 2013, tourists who go to the Big Apple will spend 18.6 billion dollars.
Meanwhile, Tokyo retains its reputation for the most expensive city in the world, given that the average tourist spends about $ 2,200 here.